KSS Architects

We believe that great architecture can create meaningful + lasting change for our clients, our society, and our world
KSS Architects opens office in New York CityAt 2505 Bruckner, our team applied lessons learned from our extensive experience in traditional single-level industrial to create a technical solution for this high-value constrained urban site: stack levels of...Join us this coming Tuesday, June 30, for a webinar hosted by @crewphilly, “Development in the Post-COVID-19 Environment: Industry, Workplace, Community, & the Importance of WELL.” KSS Partner Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB...Our client @aerofarms is partnering with @jerseycitynj and @worldeconomicforum to launch the first-ever Vertical Farming Program to address food deserts, inequity in food access, and education. We’re proud to...Throwback to days spent studying outside at the Remy, Sarah Lawrence’s new outdoor amphitheater. KSS was thrilled to help relocate, restore, and reconstruct this marble beauty which was originally installed at the...Join KSS Partner Matt McChesney this Thursday, June 18, at 1pm EDT for an engaging panel discussion about how corporate and educational design strategies merge around common goals of community, well-being and...Collaboration for the win! KSS, @olininsta, @landau_design, @kimleyhorn, and Decus Construction, who worked together to create a conceptual design for the expansion of @rair_philly’s artist program, received the...KSS Architects Instagram photoAs designers, we have the opportunity to create spaces that support human wellness. While we spend more time in our homes than ever before, we can take this opportunity to find ways to support our own wellness...KSS ArchitectsA beautiful tribute to the work of our client, Grand Street Settlement, who for the past 100 years has connected New Yorkers to opportunities that inspire, services that keep families strong, and programs that bring...The Barbara Walters Campus Center at @sarahlawrencecollege has received an ACUI facility award! At the heart of campus, the BWCC is a magnet for intellectual, cultural, and social life, a center for campus community...Congratulations to our very own Jason Baiocchi who recently became a registered architect! Jason is a thoughtful designer whose visualization skills, strong work ethic, and positive attitude have made him a valued...KSS delivered our first batch of 200 3D-printed face shields to @projectshields, a team of @uofpenn engineers, alums, and social entrepreneurs working to mass-produce personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers...Pennovation member Verge Aero orchestrated an innovative tribute to healthcare workers, first responders, and all essential workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic through an illuminated drone show. ...#tbt to sunny days at the Barbara Walters Campus Center at Sarah Lawrence  Repost from @sarahlawrencecollege • ☀️ ☁️ at the Campus Center . . . #sarahlawrencetogether #sarahlawrencecollege

We Design to Inspire and Delight

Great places bring out the best in us, stir us to aspire to greater heights.  Great design can make a place unforgettable, bring it life with personality, energy, and promise. 

We create places that are gracious in context, and iconic to our clients’ communities.  We design for impact, bringing to life innovative places of learning, commerce and community. 

Innovating in the Intersections

KSS is relentless, fearless in imagining what places can be and how they can function. Yesterday’s solutions cannot solve today’s challenges.

We embrace developing the new place that straddles building archetypes, unlocking the potential within the complex program or the challenging context.

Inability to leave our homes has created a sameness in our days that is directly at odds with humanity’s innate need for variety. #biophilicdesign taps into this biological impulse for change, challenge, excitement,...In recognition of #nationallibraryweek, we thank librarians around the world for cultivating the physical and intellectual heart of community. Libraries of today celebrate the balance of knowledge being stored and...Stewardship is the expression of our collective capacity to replenish and care for resources of all kinds. As stewards of our earth, we work across markets at varying scales to sensitively integrate buildings into...Our renovation of @cornell_law_school’s Hughes Hall knit an existing dormitory structure into the daily life of CLS, elevating the entry sequence, enhancing wayfinding, programming exterior spaces, and organizing...As architectural and interior designers, we believe in the positive impact of incorporating biophilia into the built environment. Connection to nature is even more essential under our current conditions of isolation...Congratulations to Pamela Rew, FAIA and a heartfelt thank you for sharing 30 years of her life with KSS! As we celebrate our partner’s 30th anniversary with the firm, we reflect on her contributions and achievements...

From Guidance Comes Greatness

Our ideation process is singular in the architecture profession. We are inclusive in our collaborative imagining, and deft in consensus-building. We think like owners, stewarding all resources to the greatest benefit.

Our clients trust us to lead them. And we trust our clients, involving them completely and collaboratively in a uniquely transparent process.

We pride ourselves on our vibrant company culture and we’re committed to sustaining it while we all #workfromhome. We took our weekly in-office happy hours online and caught up via #zoom—seeing each other’s faces...Now more than ever, we appreciate the power of architecture to bring people together. We’re #socialdistancing and #workingfromhome for now, but we’re driven to continue creating spaces that foster community and...
We are connected by a common passion to make our clients successful through great design
At 2505 Bruckner, our team applied lessons learned from our extensive experience in traditional single-level industrial to create a technical solution for this high-value constrained urban site: stack levels of...Join us this coming Tuesday, June 30, for a webinar hosted by @crewphilly, “Development in the Post-COVID-19 Environment: Industry, Workplace, Community, & the Importance of WELL.” KSS Partner Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB...Our client @aerofarms is partnering with @jerseycitynj and @worldeconomicforum to launch the first-ever Vertical Farming Program to address food deserts, inequity in food access, and education. We’re proud to...Throwback to days spent studying outside at the Remy, Sarah Lawrence’s new outdoor amphitheater. KSS was thrilled to help relocate, restore, and reconstruct this marble beauty which was originally installed at the...Join KSS Partner Matt McChesney this Thursday, June 18, at 1pm EDT for an engaging panel discussion about how corporate and educational design strategies merge around common goals of community, well-being and...Collaboration for the win! KSS, @olininsta, @landau_design, @kimleyhorn, and Decus Construction, who worked together to create a conceptual design for the expansion of @rair_philly’s artist program, received the...KSS Architects Instagram photoAs designers, we have the opportunity to create spaces that support human wellness. While we spend more time in our homes than ever before, we can take this opportunity to find ways to support our own wellness...A beautiful tribute to the work of our client, Grand Street Settlement, who for the past 100 years has connected New Yorkers to opportunities that inspire, services that keep families strong, and programs that bring...The Barbara Walters Campus Center at @sarahlawrencecollege has received an ACUI facility award! At the heart of campus, the BWCC is a magnet for intellectual, cultural, and social life, a center for campus community...Congratulations to our very own Jason Baiocchi who recently became a registered architect! Jason is a thoughtful designer whose visualization skills, strong work ethic, and positive attitude have made him a valued...KSS delivered our first batch of 200 3D-printed face shields to @projectshields, a team of @uofpenn engineers, alums, and social entrepreneurs working to mass-produce personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers...Pennovation member Verge Aero orchestrated an innovative tribute to healthcare workers, first responders, and all essential workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic through an illuminated drone show. ...#tbt to sunny days at the Barbara Walters Campus Center at Sarah Lawrence  Repost from @sarahlawrencecollege • ☀️ ☁️ at the Campus Center . . . #sarahlawrencetogether #sarahlawrencecollegeInability to leave our homes has created a sameness in our days that is directly at odds with humanity’s innate need for variety. #biophilicdesign taps into this biological impulse for change, challenge, excitement,...In recognition of #nationallibraryweek, we thank librarians around the world for cultivating the physical and intellectual heart of community. Libraries of today celebrate the balance of knowledge being stored and...Stewardship is the expression of our collective capacity to replenish and care for resources of all kinds. As stewards of our earth, we work across markets at varying scales to sensitively integrate buildings into...Our renovation of @cornell_law_school’s Hughes Hall knit an existing dormitory structure into the daily life of CLS, elevating the entry sequence, enhancing wayfinding, programming exterior spaces, and organizing...As architectural and interior designers, we believe in the positive impact of incorporating biophilia into the built environment. Connection to nature is even more essential under our current conditions of isolation...Congratulations to Pamela Rew, FAIA and a heartfelt thank you for sharing 30 years of her life with KSS! As we celebrate our partner’s 30th anniversary with the firm, we reflect on her contributions and achievements...We pride ourselves on our vibrant company culture and we’re committed to sustaining it while we all #workfromhome. We took our weekly in-office happy hours online and caught up via #zoom—seeing each other’s faces...Now more than ever, we appreciate the power of architecture to bring people together. We’re #socialdistancing and #workingfromhome for now, but we’re driven to continue creating spaces that foster community and...KSSers spent the weekend in Manchester, VT for our annual ski trip. It was a wonderful weekend of skiing @bromleymountain, small town exploring, delicious food, and great company!  #manchestervt #bromley ...#tbt to the construction of the Barbara Walters Campus Center at @sarahlawrencecollege. It’s amazing to see our design come to life through the work of our partners at @consigliconstruction and @lifeatcummingcorp  ...KSS took a field trip to our Tangen Hall project at @uofpenn where the colored glass facade is nearing completion. After checking out the design team's precast and glass mock-up, KSSers from all three offices toured...Aeroterm’s 346,000-square-foot Air Cargo Facility, designed by KSS Architects, is a landmark building in the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport’s transportation hub. This facility is the first to...KSS Architects is honored to receive  @cdesigncphl’s Volunteer Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team alongside @olininsta, @kimleyhorn, @chrislandau, and Decus Construction. Our team was credited with...Collaboration is key. We have so many exciting projects on the boards at KSS!February is American Heart Month ❤️. Today, we are proud to join thousands of other individuals & organizations to support Go Red for Women’s National Wear Red Day. At KSS, we strive to create built environments...KSS Architects joined @rowanuniversity for a beam signing ceremony to celebrate structural steel completion at Discovery Hall, a 67,560 sf academic and research building under construction on Rowan’s Glassboro...“A perfect perch in the Campus Center”  Seeing our work being utilized and enjoyed by the @sarahlawrencecollege community fills us with pride and gratitude to have been part of this groundbreaking project for the...KSS is proud to have our work at @aerofarms’ innovative indoor vertical farming facility featured by @natgeo in a forthcoming cover story! Stunning video by @lucalocatelliphoto. •  Repost from @natgeo: Endless rows...Trendy & sleek 👌🏼 Would you work at our newly designed workplace that boasts stylish amenities, productivity, and wellness? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ . 📸: @brianmichaellauer @jeffreytotaro  #interiordesign #workplacedesign ...

We Are United by Design

We believe that design can only achieve greatness when built upon human relationships.

Trust—between client and their community, between architect and their client—rises from accountability. Within that trust we design places that facilitate and celebrate interwoven relationships, creating rich and rewarding communities.

KSSers spent the weekend in Manchester, VT for our annual ski trip. It was a wonderful weekend of skiing @bromleymountain, small town exploring, delicious food, and great company!  #manchestervt #bromley ...#tbt to the construction of the Barbara Walters Campus Center at @sarahlawrencecollege. It’s amazing to see our design come to life through the work of our partners at @consigliconstruction and @lifeatcummingcorp  ...KSS took a field trip to our Tangen Hall project at @uofpenn where the colored glass facade is nearing completion. After checking out the design team's precast and glass mock-up, KSSers from all three offices toured...